Delta man missing after canoe tips on reservoir |

Delta man missing after canoe tips on reservoir

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DELTA, Colo. ” Delta County authorities are looking for a man feared drowned after a canoe capsized at Crawford State Park reservoir.

Sheriff Fred McKee says the Delta man was in a canoe with one other person when it tipped over on the north side of the reservoir Wednesday afternoon.

McKee says strong wind and blowing snow forced crews to suspend the search for the man at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The search resumed Thursday.

Searchers located the second occupant of the canoe, 22-year-old Stacy Bjerk of Nucla, on the bank of the reservoir. He was taken to Delta County Memorial Hospital but no condition was available.

McKee says search crews “have to presume the worst” due to the length of time the missing man has been in the water.

His name hasn’t been released.

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